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Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

April 18, 2011 |

Gay youths are much less likely to attempt suicide when they live in communities where they feel they have some support, either through gay/lesbian groups at school or simply because more same-sex couples live in the area, new research has found.


Utah Suicide Stats Alarming

May 1, 2007 |

from The Salt Lake Tribune May 2007 It was as a father —not a public official— that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff spoke Thursday at the unveiling of a statewide…

Creating Worldwide Communities of Safety, Love, and Hope

October 29, 2023 |

Creating Worldwide Communities of Safety, Love, and Hope Your financial support allows Affirmation to create communities of safety, love, and hope for LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints and their…

Dallin Oaks, on cue, reaffirms LDS Church’s Family Proclamation as ‘irrevocable doctrine’

October 29, 2023 |

Since his ordination to LDS apostleship in 1984, next in line as prophet, Dallin Oaks, has branded his image on vehement defenses of heteronormativity and consistent delegitimization of LGBTQ+ identities…

Personal Revelation through Prayer at the Sacred Grove

January 18, 2023 |

I did ask in my prayer if God accepted me as a gay man and if it is a sin to be gay, as I was excommunicated from the LDS Church. An overwhelming presence of the Spirit of God fell upon me. No, I didn’t have a vision or anything like that, but I did feel extremely at peace and felt a warm sweet love present.

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Melissa-Malcolm, Francisco, and Kate Share Their Vision for Affirmation

October 28, 2022 |

Melissa-Malcolm King, currently a member of the board of directors and former president of the Affirmation Midwest Region, was the only candidate to submit a statement by the October 7 deadline. They have nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower to serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively.

2022 Affirmation International Conference

2022 Affirmation International Conference

October 13, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Affirmation International Conference

Letter from Utah Governor Video Recordings Photos Sponsors Conference Summary The 2022 Affirmation International Conference was held October 7th – 9th at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake…

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Francisco Ruiz Receives 2022 Affirmation Mortensen Award

October 11, 2022 |

Francisco Ruiz has served in numerous leadership roles in Affirmation and has supported other leaders and members worldwide to make a difference in the lives of others. He is the recipient of the 2022 Affirmation Mortensen Award.

45 Years of Affirmation

June 13, 2022 |

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups.